Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adam Housley
The couple welcomed their second child, a daughter, named Ariah Talea Housley, on July 1, 2015.
More DetailsHide DetailsThe couple competed and won the 'Celebrity Cupcake Wars' on The Food Network in 2016. Their jalapeño cornbread, Chocolate Cabernet and Vanilla Port Cupcakes beat out three other teams for the title. The Housleys donated their winnings to the charity SnowballExpress.org which helps children of fallen U.S. military members.
Both Housley and his wife have received backlash on social media for their marriage, largely focusing on their interracial relationship and also because of his position at Fox News. He has aggressively defended his wife and family with some harsh words for those who levy racially charged insults. In one response, Housley said: "The fact that, in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad... it is pathetic. Yes I am white. Yes she is half black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color, and marrying a woman who is half black does not mean I am blinded. The problem isn't pigmentation... the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better."
The couple welcomed their first child, a son, named Aden John-Tanner Housley, on November 12, 2012.
In December 2005, Housley was one of a few reporters selected to witness the execution of murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams at San Quentin.
More DetailsHide DetailsHousley also reported live on the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and the aftermath of the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 live from the San Francisco Airport (SFO). In April 2013, he secured an exclusive interview with a Special Operations whistle-blower who felt the government betrayed the four men who died in the Benghazi attacks on September 11. Previously, he covered the 2012 wildfires in Waldo Canyon, Colorado Prior to joining FNC, Housley served as a reporter at KTXL-TV (Fox) in Sacramento, California from 1999 to 2001, where he received an array of awards including the 2001 Regional Associated Press Reporting Award and a Regional Emmy Award. In addition, he was the lead reporter for KFTY-TV, an independent station in Santa Rosa, California, from 1998 to 2000. Before that, Housley was a live reporter for KCPM-TV (NBC) in Chico, California from 1997 to 1998, where he won a California Department of Forestry Award for capturing a wanted 50,000 acre arsonist. Housley began his career as a reporter for KVON-KVYN radio in his native Napa, where he developed and produced newscasts.
During his tenure, Adam was also FNC's lead reporter for Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2003 campaign and has covered six hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita and filed more than 45 stories from Mexico and the southern border.
He was on air in Kuwait when the first missiles and warning sirens began on March 20, 2003 and earlier that month boarded ships in the Persian Gulf along with U.S. Special Forces as they looked for illegal shipments of weapons into Iraq.
More DetailsHide DetailsHis reports also came via video phone from the deck of the U.S.S. Milius, a United States destroyer that would eventually fire the first missiles into Iraq to begin the war.
Overall Adam has reported in eight Latin American countries including Nicaragua, Venezuela, Guyana, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and El Salvador reporting on the war against drugs and scoring an exclusive interview with Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega. He was also live on air when former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez shut down popular Latin American broadcaster RCTV and spent two weeks covering the unrest.
Housley was one of the first Western journalists to provide extensive on-site coverage in the wake of the Southeast Asian tsunami. He reported on recovery efforts and the search for bodies along with his crew on location from Phuket, Patong Beach, Phi Phi Island and Khao Lak.
He joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2001 as a Los Angeles-based senior correspondent.
More DetailsHide DetailsHousley was one of the first reporters in the world on site for the terrorist attack in San Bernardino. He and his crew obtained exclusive video of the shootout that ended with the gunmen, Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and killed by police He also broke a number of major developments in the case, including the plan to charge an accomplice, Enrique Marquez Jr., with terror-related offenses, federal investigators looking for a missing hard drive, the FBI knew of terror connections early on, and Farook and Malik practiced at a local gun range.
Housley was one of the first American reporters on scene in Japan to cover the devastation following the 9. earthquake and subsequent tsunami. He and his crew at one point got within 70 miles of the reactors, filming live streaming reports for Fox News before the nuclear threat forced them to return to Tokyo. His coverage was featured in, among others, The Los Angeles Times, Mediabistro and The Napa Register.
A graduate of Pepperdine University, Housley played on the 1992 National Champion College World Series Baseball Team and spent two summers playing for Harwich in the Cape Cod League.
More DetailsHide DetailsHe received a double bachelor degree in political science and telecommunications from Pepperdine University. He was a two-time media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He received his MA in International Security from the University of Arizona in 2014
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